Genome-wide analysis reveals signatures of selection for important traits in domestic sheep from different ecoregions

@inproceedings{Liu2016GenomewideAR,
  title={Genome-wide analysis reveals signatures of selection for important traits in domestic sheep from different ecoregions},
  author={Zhaohua Liu and Zhibin Ji and Guizhi Wang and Tianle Chao and Lei Hou and Jianmin Wang},
  booktitle={BMC Genomics},
  year={2016}
}
Throughout a long period of adaptation and selection, sheep have thrived in a diverse range of ecological environments. Mongolian sheep is the common ancestor of the Chinese short fat-tailed sheep. Migration to different ecoregions leads to changes in selection pressures and results in microevolution. Mongolian sheep and its subspecies differ in a number of… CONTINUE READING